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FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY ON THE BEACH W/2 BALCONIES VIEWING GULF & INTERCOASTAL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

PRIVATE BEACH FRONT CONDO with PANORAMIC VIEWS 3BR/2Bth

FOOTPRINTS VACATION HIDEAWAY - Your family vacation awaits you in this beautiful, private gulf front condo located directly on the beach with 2 balconies leading directly to miles of sugary, white sand and pool. Breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico's shimmering waters and sunrise on intercoastal balcony. Accommodations are unsurpassed in this unique spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath beach lovers condo. NOT ONE -- but TWO FULL BALCONIES! Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the private balcony off the master bedroom and/or when the sun sets take a walk to the second balcony located off the over sized family room. Enjoy cocktails on our second balcony with views of the intercoastal and our private fishing dock where you can watch yachts sail back to the marina at the days end. Also fantastic to watch sunrise from this balcony. Be sure to catch the dolphins at play from either balcony. (Check out our guest comments)

Our spacious, bright, corner unit is located in a small, secure building and includes all the comforts of home. Private elevator, accessed only by key holders, takes you to your front door; or use the stairwell from the Gulf side balcony to get to the pool/beach. Great for families with children -- you can see your little ones on the beach from the balcony! That's how close you are!

Our kitchen is complete with all necessities of home. Supplies include pots, pans, dishes and all you would need to prepare a meal at home.

Master Bedroom Ensuite - Located on the gulf side of this unit complete with comfortable king size bed, TV, walk in closet. Roomy sitting area perfect for dolphin/manatee sightings or whatever would please you in the privacy of your bedroom. This room views the gulf of Mexico with sliders to private balcony. Stairwell to pool from this balcony is convenient. (2nd Floor) Balcony is private in that people cannot see you from other units or pool area. Great for coffee in pj's or sunbathing!

Second bedroom is decorated in a sea shell theme equipped with comfortable twin beds and new armoire. Baby needs (crib, high chair, stroller, etc.) all provided and neatly tucked away in closet. No extra hidden cost for these items.

The third bedroom is decorated in sand dollar motif complete with queen size bed and TV. Closet full of games for rainy days. This room overlooks George's pool and lush greenery.

Family room is over sized with fireplace and desk on one side of the room. and 32"TV, comfy leather couches and recliner on other side of this room. Watch TV or enjoy the views from either side of this room. Watch the action on the inter-coastal and fishing dock; glass sliders provide access to 2nd balcony with a great view of the inter-coastal and Gulf Boulevard. Unbelievable sunrises from the intercoastal balcony.

Laundry Room - complete with washer/dryer and slop sink.

You will find this beach front vacation hideaway not only inviting but affordable and practical. So... just relax and 'Hide Away' or visit nearby theme parks, attractions, nightlife, exquisite shops, fabulous dinner/gambling cruises! Indulge in one of our many local restaurants to experience superb dining all within minutes of this condo. BBQ poolside at sunset with cocktails! Leave the car home and bike ride or take the Trolley that runs on Gulf Boulevard. The possibilities are endless!

OUR RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

LONG DISTANCE ANYWHERE IN THE US AND CANADA (comes in handy when cell phones don't get reception) No need to hang off the balcony for a signal!

WIRELESS INTERNET; No extra fees for secure connection with unlimited access. Unlike many local hotels that still charge a fee.

BABIES/CHILDREN: portable crib, high chair, sand toys, etc. all on premises and sanitized on a regular basis.

FOR THE BEACH: canopy, beach chairs, beach towels, Beach Blanket, Beach Umbrella, Assorted Sand Toys, balls, games, paddles, and so much more. All on the premises. No need to haul or purchase pass times.

Please call today and be the next family to put your Footprints in the Sand! Check out our guest reviews from our repeat guests who love this unit: the views, the location and so much to say. Our primary goal is to provide a clean comfortable home away from home where families can rest, renew and create lifetime memories at one of the finest beaches on the Gulf coast. Thank you for taking the time to consider this property. We look forward to speaking to you personally and reserving your Footprints in the Sand!

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

Minimum Stay: Weekly - Saturday to Saturday. Monthly and nightly rates are also available for select days.

$250 Security Deposit; $59 CSA Insurance; Rental agreement will secure the dates of your request. Balance due 45 days prior to check in.

* ADD: 13% Tax, $135 Cleaning, 10% Holiday Week Surcharge.

Footprints Vacation Hideaway at West Coast Vista. .. One of the best corner units on south side of the building.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL RESERVATIONS REQUIRE PHONE CONVERSATION BEFORE RENTAL AGREEMENT is provided. Due to the growth and expansion of this website, glitches occur on a regular basis for both owners and travelers.

More Details

Owner
Tina & John Altieri
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Tina & John Altieri

Our family has moved to Florida 24 years ago. Before purchasing this unit, we scoped most beaches from the east to the west coast of Florida. When we found Indian Rocks Beach and walked into this unit, we knew we found our dream home away from home. The views, the turquoise gulf, the sugary white sand, the building itself; had everything we wanted and more. The best part of this location is the versatility -- it is private enough to just "hide away" and enjoy beach living at it's best, or explore some of Florida's main attractions. This location has it all.

Tina & John Altieri purchased this condo in 2002

Why Tina & John Altieri chose Florida Central Gulf Coast

We have a large family with eight children. At the time of purchase the oldest was 14 and the youngest an infant. Another favorite feature about this condo is its proximity to everything. Literally, steps away from the gulf waters. You can see the kids building sand castles on the beach while sipping cocktails on the balcony. (age appropriate of course). Our children are now grown and still love the beach and theme parks, fishing, Disney and all the wonders of Orlando. Fishing from our private dock is another favorite of our younger teens. The list goes on......

What makes this condo unique

Some of the most popular benefits of this condo is it's size and location. The building itself is private with a total of 15 units. At full capacity, it is private and quiet. The sand is soft and white and the water is crystal clear. The condo is situated in the 'Narrows' which is surrounded by the gulf and the inter-coastal. The photos are very deceiving. Most people, upon arrival, express how happy they are with the size of the unit and the views. It is very roomy and split into two sections: the gulf side and the inter coastal side. Come and check it out soon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Tina,



Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed our stay at your

lovely condo. Truly a perfect space to relax and unwind

from the routine of life. Each day after returning from our

outings, Lucy would say "home" as we stepped off the

elevator and into the entry. We certainly did feel at home.



Each of us will treasure the memories of Lucy's first time

on the beach (I think we heard the word, "water," at least

100 times that week). She loved playing with bubbles on the

balcony, and running back and forth between the kitchen and

the living room. She slept peacefully each night in the

blue bedroom with her new monkey. We took her to the zoo in

Tampa and the aquarium in Clearwater. She was the star of

the show one night as she danced to the live music at My

Place on the Beach. As for the rest of us, Emily and I

loved running on the beach in the morning. Luke got in an

afternoon of golf. Jim and Luke saw a manatee in the gulf.

Each couple enjoyed a "date night," Jim and I ate at Guppy's

and Emily and Luke ate at the Pub. We loved playing cards

on the balcony. Luke and I were victorious!



IT WAS A PERFECT VACATION, MANY "PRICELESS" MOMENTS. We are

definitely thinking of a return visit. Thank you for

opening your home to us.



Warmly, Carol
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
COMPLIMENTARY LONG DISTANCE CALLING - US, CANADA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS, MARIANA ISLANDS and more, COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI, Washer & Dryer (in-unit), Heated Pool, CRIB/HIGH CHAIR/STROLLER/ON PREMISES AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

FOOTPRINTS HIDEAWAY ON THE BEACH W/2 BALCONIES VIEWING GULF & INTERCOASTAL
average rating of 4.736111 based on 74 reviews
Summitville, IN
5

Heaven on Earth...a Real Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 spent a week at Footprints Hideaway for spring break 2017. It was the best spring break we have had in years! The condo was exceptionally clean, decorated very tastefully, and equipped with all the necessary kitchen, bath, laundry, and beach items that we needed for our stay. The wonderful views from the balconies and the pool were a piece of heaven each day. The beach was beautiful and had plenty of shelling for us, as well as, seeing dolphins and manatees. Tina was so helpful and checked with us for anything that we needed during our stay. It was a safe and pleasant neighborhood for any family. Our 18 year old son, and our adult daughter found plenty to entertain themselves. The surrounding restaurants and shopping were handy, and easy to find with the wonderful information box left by owners. This condo is centrally located to many of the major attractions for all ages in Florida. We were so impressed we booked 2 weeks for 2018! We thank God for showing us this little share of Heaven on Earth, and Tina and John for providing such a comfortable home away from home for our family. We met many of the condo neighbors, and they made us feel part of their vacation neighborhood. I use a wheelchair/walker some days, and the garage parking under the condo and elevator were wonderful for me. The shower in the master bedroom was handicap accessible and worked great for me. We are very thankful that we had the chance to put our footprints in the sand and looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Alaskans

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the place. Right off the bat one feels more at ease in a unit managed by the owners and not stripped of everything. After flying 14 hours from Alaska and a stop a Publix prior to much needed rest we realized we forgot to get some coffee items. But guess what? A few essentials were on site and made the transition into vacation mode seamless. The condo is very clean and the layout is way cool with the living room on the east side. Sunrise on one side and sunset on the other. This trip was intended to convince my wife's mother to move with us to Florida and it was a great success. I know John and Tins's place was a big plus in her decision. This is an all around great condo. Three couples or a family would find this beautiful property a wonderful home away from home as we did.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Perfect for those quiet time people!

  • 5 of 5

We have spent several vacations at Footprints and each time we fall in love with the condo, the surroundings and the owners over and over again! Plenty around to do and plenty of places to eat but the condo remains a quiet place to just relax! Private elevator is sweet for grocery and luggage drop offs! Charcoal grill there for your use! Kitchen is well equipped as well! You are only steps from clean swimming pool and if you go a few more steps....you are on the soft quiet beach that we found perfect!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Perfect Fit

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 of us spent a week at Footprints Hideaway and it was fantastic. The condo had a great layout and equipped with the needed kitchen, bath and beach items. Condo clean and well maintained! We really enjoyed the balcony options. Every AM about 8:30 we saw Dolphins making their way by! Sunrise and sunsets were magnificent! The beach was absolutely beautiful! It was so convenient to access the beach. Just down the balcony steps and out a few steps and you were there. Tina was super helpful with any questions we had. We also enjoyed the Pub Restaurant and Slyce Pizza. Slyce had live music in the evening and we enjoyed that. (nothing fancy...1 person singingbut it was relaxing and decent). Overall was a great stay and a perfect fit for us. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milford, Ohio
5

Sunrise/Sunset

  • 5 of 5

Footprints Hideaway is a great place to visit on the gulf coast. This two balcony condo offers a unique view of the sunrise over the intercoastal and on the beachfront balcony a spectacular sunset over the gulf. It's well furnished, well laid out and well attended by the owner and her staff. We have rented this condo in February for many years and would revisit again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row spending January at Footprints. We love the location and Tina and John's condo. Restaurants and stores are an easy walk, and the beach is only a few steps away. My husband loves to fish, and being on the Narrows gives him great access to the beach and the Intercoastal Canal. Tina and John are not only responsive to your needs; they try to anticipate them. The condo is clean, well-equipped and homey. We love it there, and highly recommend Footprints for a wonderful vacation any time of year!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always the pleasure was ours. Thank you for yet another fantastic review. It helps to know that our personal touch is appreciated. Be sure and check out some of the new photos, as per your recommendations, and stay tuned for more to come!! See you again in 2018! All our best, Tina & John
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Map

Salt Rock Grill
The Pub Waterfront Restaurant & Lounge
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Salt Rock Grill
Bay 1 Ice Cream Parlor & Sandwich Shop
Mahuffers
Guppy's on the Beach
Keegan's Seafood Grille
Florida Botanical Gardens
Crabby Bill's
E&E Stakeout Grill
Slyce Pizza Bar
Lighthouse Doughnuts
CVS Drug Store
Beach Welcome Center
HERSHEY'S ICE CREAM SHOP!
Los Mexicanos
TJ's Italian Cafe
Bonefish Grill
Pinky's Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Winn-Dixie
IRB SushI -- CLOSED
Gulf Coast Museum of Art
Villa Gallace
Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Home of Dolphin Tales Winter! Come visit the famous dolphins!"
Clearwater Beach
PJ's Oyster Bar
Crabby Bill's
JD's Restaurant & Lounge
Beach Pizza Plus
kooky coconut/ice cream parlor in indian rocks
Splash Harbour Water Park
The Tides Golf Club
Free Beach Ride
Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Beach
Indian Rocks Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Footprints Vacation Hideaway
Nearest Point of Interest
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Disney Orlando
Car: recommended

Indian Rocks Beach is a welcoming town of 5,000 and offers a little of everything from nature preserves and an art center to an historical museum. Clearwater Beach within 8 miles of condo. See Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium the star of two "Dolphin Tale" movies. Sunset Cruises, Gambling as Hard Rock, day cruises such as Pirate Dinner/Dancing, Dolphin & whale watching, etc, Theme parks such as Busch Gardens/Adventure Island Water Park, Disney/Sea World, Fabulous shopping ranging from up-scale boutiques to moderate stores minutes from condo, Golfing, Miniature Golf, Fine Dining along Gulf Boulevard where the Trolley takes you anywhere from Clearwater Beach to John's Pass.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Rocks Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 22 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Summer
May 28 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Specials
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Spring
Feb 4 2018 - Apr 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

PLEASE NOTE: ALL RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. RENTAL AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED WITH TERMS OF OWNER/BUILDING POLICIES TO SECURE ALL RESERVATIONS.

STANDARD RATE APPLIES TO AVERAGE RENTAL RATE. SPECIALS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR SLOW SEASONS AND SMALL PARTIES.

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